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  • Country ranking ?

    288
  • Producer ranking ?

    12
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2040
  • Food Pairing

    Stollen cakes

The Story

The company Pereira D'Oliveira (Vinhos) was founded in 1850, and is still in the hands of the founding family. It has however grown by acquisition and can trace its roots backto the 1820's. Its headquarters in Funchal dates to the 1600's. D'Oliveira is reported to produce 150,00 litres of wines per year, and produces a wide range of wines including Tinta Negra wines at 3.5 and 15 year old. D'Oliveira also produces Sercial Verdelho, Bual, Malmsey and Terrantez wines. wines marketed upto 10 years old are produced using the Estufagem process, wines marketed as 15 years old are produced using the Canteiro process of maturation.

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Vintage 2002

A wine with a superb topaz and mahogany colour, transluscent, sweet aromas. Viscous and honeyed in texture with some uplifting green citrus notes.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Medium, Amber and Dark

ending

Long, Gentle and Round

flavors

Apricot, Smoky, Honey and Spice

nose

Intense, Ripe, Generous and Round

taste

High in Acidity, Warming, Concentrated, Well-Integrated, Full-bodied, Round, Rich, Ripe and Sweet

Verdict

Full-bodied

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is brownish, amber, and looking dark and medium. On the nose it is intense, generous, round and ripe. The taste is rich, refined, ripe, round, and sweet, warming, and high in acidity, full-bodied, with well-integrated and concentrated structure. On the palate it is layered and has apricot, spice, smoky and honey flavours. The finish is long, vibrant, gentle, flavorful, round and spicy. This wine is a mouthfilling. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 20-30 years.
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Origin

Funchal, Madeira

Inside Information

A luscious wine to enjoy with a rich dessert. Desserts were made for this wine, as are sweet mince pies, Christmas cakes, Stollen cakes and other rich Christmas fruit confections. With Cheese and Christmas cake A particularly excellent way to enjoy a glass of Malvasia is with a piece of Christmas cake accompanies by a slice of white stilton cheese, or even better Christmas cake accompanied with a piece of rich wonderful Wensleydale cheese from Yorkshire. With Chocolate, with Fruit, with Ice cream or all three Chocolate desserts served with Malvasia are greatly enhanced, as is fresh pineapple…..pour the wine onto the fruit for a real treat! Ice creams and sorbets are also great partners for this wonderful sweet wine. In fact there are few desserts this wine cannot accompany and enhance. 

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